How does the government spend money? v. 2

A while back, we showed you retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s USAFacts site, which he built with a team to help Americans discover how the U.S. budget is being spent.

Back in May, team member Connie Williams shared the beta site for USASpending.gov (slowly transferring over to the “actual” site over the summer), which is a federally-mandated site for viewing government data.

Why not take both for a spin and think about how a compare-and-contrast task like this could be beneficial to your students?